International Space Station (ISS) status on completion

System on completion
Span109 metres
Length80 metres
Depth (with ATV/Progress)88 metres
Height45 metres
Mass450 tons
Power generation110 kilowatts
Payload46 kilowatts
Living and working space1200 cubic metres
Microgravity conditions10-6g
Operational orbit
Altitudeapproximately 360 kilometres
Inclination51.6 degrees
Orbital period90 minutes
Construction phase1998-2010
Assembly flights
USA approximately 34
Russiaapproximately 5
Flights with European hardwareapproximately 15
EVAs approximately 160
EVA hoursapproximately 1920
Service life (minimum)15 years
Flight operation
Orbit correctionsapproximately 5 per year
Astronaut stays (up to)approximately 6 months
From 2000 3
Post-Columbia (2003) 2
From July 2006 3
From 20096
Human physiology, biology approximately 45 percent
Materials research, fluid physics, physical chemistryapproximately 35 percent
Technology, telecommunicationapproximately 5 percent
Extraterrestrial research approximately 5 percent
Earth exploration approximately 5 percent
Industry approximately 5 percent
Ground operations
Primary mission control Houston
Alternatively and for the Russian segment Moscow
Japan/Europe national Mission Control Centres
(Columbus from Oberpfaffenhofen)
Supply flights approximately 4 per year

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